In responding to the needs of mother earth and the needs of the area for the newly opened mission in the Eastern region of Uganda, Tororo, the Medical Mission sisters hosted three members from the Permaculture Research Institute of Uganda for a five-day training in permaculture.
Just like in many other countries, there is an increasing number of refugees entering in Indonesia who are fleeing from their countries because of conflict, war, poverty, natural disasters and other reasons.
50 years ago, Sister Speciosa Babikinamu made her First Profession of Vows and became the first Medical Mission Sister from Africa. A trained nurse and midwife, she has worked in multiple MMS hospitals, in addition to founding the Traditional Birth Attendant Program in Kasanga (which was adapted by the Ugandan Government!). She advises younger MMS: “do not spend your youthful years trying to decide. Do not be afraid of mistakes.